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Can I turn a Humbucker into a Single Coil?


Zeke
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I don't have 100 dollors. I'm making a new guitar with just a single, and its gonna just be a crappy one so itsounds ike Nirvana. Don't ask, I just make what people want.

Not to sound mean, but from what you said, I take it you consider yourself a guitar technician... but post on OCR's boards to find out if it's possible to turn a humbucker into a coil? o.O;

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To be honest I've never heard of anyone who wanted to change their humbucker into coils, but perhaps that's just me. Have you heard of soapbars? P-90s? My friend has em, sounds kinda' like a coil on a Gibson to me, though ofcourse thicker. Why not just buy some Jaguar pickups, like the Kurt Cobain signature guitar has? I bet that one has the sound you are looking for.

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You can try series/parallel wiring to cut one of the coils off the humbucker at a certain position on the selector, but for this you need a four conductor pickup, and most stock pickups are not four conductor. Also, you can install a coil-tap switch which cuts off one of the coils as well. Look here.

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